Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Del Taco

Steve Morton, a good friend, reacquainted me with a little beauty called the "Taco del Carbon". I used to eat these in Mexico but have only found them once from a cart in Salt Lake City. Now I know I can get them anytime at Del Taco. Admittedly, they aren't quite as good as the ones in Mexico, but they are still delicious.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My First Blog Entry

Wes has been completely harassing me to get involved with our Blog. So to appease him and to do this "together" I decided to give in and create my first blog. The first of many many more to come. This is a lovely picture of the Great Smoky Mountains of my youth. Mostly it is Wes teaching me how to input pictures into the blog. I am using my new laptop and it doesn't have any pictures of us on it yet. I hope everyone who lives in Utah or Idaho is having a great holiday. For those of you that don't live in Utah or Idaho, today is Pioneer Day and here that's about as big of a deal as the 4th of July.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I found an awesome new tool for viewing images/videos. It's called PicLens. It works with Google, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc. I don't know how to explain it. It takes advantage of 3D effects to quickly and seamlessly show you multiple images. If you're interested it's definitely worth checking out the "play guided tour" video clip at www.piclens.com

Thanksgiving Gardens

Jennifer & I headed over to Thanksgiving Point to visit the 55-acres of gardens they have there. We had a great time. Apparently, they have the largest man-made waterfall in the Western Hemisphere, you can see part of it behind Jennifer. It was in fact quite large and very impressive. Here are a few pictures from my phone. You can see more at the Thanksgiving Point website.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pixar Parade

California Adventure was a lot of fun. We really enjoyed all the Pixar stuff. Our favorite rides were "The Hollywood Tower Hotel" (a.k.a. Tower of Terror), Soarin' Over California, and the new Toy Story 2 ride. The bug life 3D theater, Aladdin show, and Turtle talk with crush were also awesome. Here is a picture of part of the Pixar parade. The monster robot was moving it's arms and squirting the crowd with water.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beach Visits

I have always wanted to see the ocean standing on a beach. At San Clement, CA I got my chance and took it, as you can see in the picture. A few days later I went swimming at Huntington State Beach while waiting for our flight out of John Wayne Airport.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


We loved feeding the Lorikeets ..... both times. Okay, so we really thought it was fun.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Killer Whales

My first visit to Sea World was a blast. I loved it all but I have to admit that the killer whales were especially awesome. Jen & I slipped into the 2nd row of the stadium and quickly realized that we were in the soak zone!!! Most of my days don't start with a killer whale using its massive fin to hurl salt water in my face but this one did.


Jennifer and I just went on a vacation to Southern California visiting Sea World, San Diego's Wild Animal Park, Disneyland, California Adventure, and Universal Studios. We also had some time to slip down to the ocean at San Clement, and later Huntington Beach.

Our New Car

I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our family "Shiara" named after a blue haired fairy in the book "Fablehaven". She is an '08 Suzuki sx4 Sport. We're pretty excited to have a car with air conditioning.